Kyffin Elementary School

Summary:

Kyffin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Golden, Colorado, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 484 students. The school is part of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1, which is ranked 35 out of 115 school districts in Colorado and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Kyffin Elementary School consistently outperforms the Jefferson County School District and the state of Colorado in academic assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates in CMAS English Language Arts and Math across all grade levels. The school has been ranked among the top 5% of elementary schools in Colorado, placing 21st out of 933 schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Kyffin's performance is particularly strong across different student subgroups, including female, male, and white students. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively affluent student population.

When compared to nearby elementary schools in the same district, Devinny Elementary School, Stober Elementary School, and others, Kyffin Elementary School stands out as the top performer, with significantly higher academic proficiency rates and statewide rankings. This highlights the school's ability to provide a high-quality education to its students and make it a desirable choice for families in the Golden area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 205 North Flora Way
       Golden, CO  80401-5241


(303) 982-5760

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,791 Help


Students who attend Kyffin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bell Middle School
High:    Golden High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  484

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.4%
Hispanic:
8.9%
Two or more races:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2% Help


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Compare Details Kyffin Elementary School ranks better than 97.8% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 6th among 99 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.4%), Hispanic (8.9%), two or more races (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kyffin Elementary School is 17.9. 84 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kyffin Elementary School is $12,791. 86 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kyffin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kyffin Elementary School 21st of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Kyffin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 35th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kyffin Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Kyffin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.18 68th 808 91.6%
2005 89.50 44th 823 94.7%
2006 89.75 44th 829 94.7%
2007 90.29 38th 852 95.5%
2008 85.08 95th 849 88.8%
2009 82.90 120th 872 86.2%
2010 80.79 156th 925 83.1%
2011 87.39 87th 935 90.7%
2012 88.02 87th 935 90.7%
2013 84.65 117th 954 87.7%
2014 83.19 133rd 962 86.2%
2015 91.30 67th 938 92.9%
2016 84.58 113th 914 87.6%
2017 82.40 139th 929 85.0%
2018 83.99 131st 917 85.7%
2019 89.40 82nd 965 91.5%
2021 96.97 14th 710 98.0%
2022 96.48 18th 921 98.0%
2023 96.20 21st 933 97.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Kyffin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.27 114th 690 83.5%
2019 83.08 94th 758 87.6%
2021 92.37 23rd 351 93.4%
2022 92.54 21st 595 96.5%
2023 95.24 17th 642 97.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Kyffin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.66 76th 84 9.5%
2019 35.58 91st 110 17.3%
2022 70.95 8th 22 63.6%
2023 59.28 39th 82 52.4%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for Gifted and Talented Students!

Rank History for Male students at Kyffin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.11 135th 693 80.5%
2019 86.65 70th 764 90.8%
2021 93.74 23rd 352 93.5%
2022 94.55 18th 594 97.0%
2023 91.08 41st 649 93.7%
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Rank History for White students at Kyffin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.96 100th 596 83.2%
2021 90.91 18th 288 93.8%
2022 91.46 21st 454 95.4%
2023 92.29 21st 525 96.0%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Open Quote I love having my kids at Kyffin. My kindergartener is being challenged and she loves it. It’s the perfect amount of schooling for her! She loves her teacher and I am very pleased with the school system. My preschooler also enjoys it, and he is definitely learning lots of things! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kyffin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 285 1 17 13 1 n/a n/a 0 317
1989 308 1 18 9 3 n/a n/a 0 339
1990 340 2 15 8 2 n/a n/a 0 367
1991 352 1 17 13 1 n/a n/a 0 384
1992 374 0 21 22 2 n/a n/a 0 419
1993 402 1 21 23 2 n/a n/a 0 449
1994 413 5 25 22 2 n/a n/a 0 467
1995 367 7 37 13 1 n/a n/a 0 425
1996 367 7 37 13 1 n/a n/a 0 425
1997 431 5 35 17 2 n/a n/a 0 490
1998 473 6 43 23 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1999 483 4 36 30 2 n/a n/a 0 555
2000 485 2 43 33 1 n/a n/a 0 564
2001 476 3 40 42 2 n/a n/a 0 563
2002 435 4 53 44 3 n/a n/a 0 539
2003 435 4 53 44 3 n/a n/a 0 539
2004 434 5 50 32 3 n/a n/a 0 524
2005 449 13 49 27 2 n/a n/a 0 540
2006 464 12 45 26 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2007 480 13 49 26 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2008 510 12 49 27 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2009 506 6 47 28 0 n/a n/a 0 587
2010 510 5 44 26 1 n/a n/a 0 586
2011 498 1 36 31 0 0 13 0 579
2012 476 2 38 27 0 0 8 0 551
2013 488 2 41 34 0 0 16 0 581
2014 490 2 43 38 0 0 17 0 590
2015 450 2 37 44 0 0 23 0 556
2016 394 3 34 36 0 0 25 0 492
2017 400 2 29 49 0 0 23 0 503
2018 437 3 28 55 1 0 24 0 548
2019 384 2 23 54 0 0 17 0 480
2020 378 0 17 51 0 0 18 0 464
2021 382 1 15 38 0 0 17 0 453
2022 393 1 12 45 0 0 21 0 472
2023 399 1 15 43 0 0 26 0 484

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kyffin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 14.3 22.1 n/a
1989 339 15.5 21.8 6.2
1990 367 16.6 22.1 6.5
1991 384 17.6 21.8 7.8
1992 419 18.2 23.0 6.9
1993 449 18.6 24.1 7.1
1994 467 20.5 22.8 8.6
1995 425 19.1 22.2 3.8
1996 425 19.1 22.2 3.8
1997 490 23.1 21.2 3.3
1998 547 25.3 21.6 3.3
1999 555 23.7 23.4 2
2000 564 25.8 21.9 2.8
2001 563 26.5 21.2 3
2002 539 30.5 17.7 5.9
2003 539 30.5 17.7 5.9
2004 524 28.5 18.4 6.3
2005 540 29.5 18.3 7.2
2006 547 29.2 18.7 9.1
2007 568 31.0 18.3 9.5
2008 598 34.8 17.2 10.5
2009 587 33.3 17.6 10.9
2010 586 31.5 18.6 12.8
2011 579 30.1 19.1 11.9
2012 551 30.5 18.0 14
2013 581 29.7 19.5 13.1
2014 590 30.5 19.3 11.9
2015 556 30.0 18.5 11
2016 492 28.0 17.5 8.9
2017 503 23.6 21.2 11.9
2018 548 29.5 18.5 13.9
2019 480 25.0 19.1 12.7
2020 464 23.3 19.8 11.6
2021 453 24.5 18.4 13.5
2022 472 26.3 17.8 9.1
2023 484 26.8 17.9 11.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Kyffin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 317 14.3 22.1 n/a
1989 339 15.5 21.8 6.2
1990 367 16.6 22.1 6.5
1991 384 17.6 21.8 7.8
1992 419 18.2 23.0 6.9
1993 449 18.6 24.1 7.1
1994 467 20.5 22.8 8.6
1995 425 19.1 22.2 3.8
1996 425 19.1 22.2 3.8
1997 490 23.1 21.2 3.3
1998 547 25.3 21.6 3.3
1999 555 23.7 23.4 2
2000 564 25.8 21.9 2.8
2001 563 26.5 21.2 3
2002 539 30.5 17.7 5.9
2003 539 30.5 17.7 5.9
2004 524 28.5 18.4 6.3
2005 540 29.5 18.3 7.2
2006 547 29.2 18.7 9.1
2007 568 31.0 18.3 9.5
2008 598 34.8 17.2 10.5
2009 587 33.3 17.6 10.9
2010 586 31.5 18.6 12.8
2011 579 30.1 19.1 11.9
2012 551 30.5 18.0 14
2013 581 29.7 19.5 13.1
2014 590 30.5 19.3 11.9
2015 556 30.0 18.5 11
2016 492 28.0 17.5 8.9
2017 503 23.6 21.2 11.9
2018 548 29.5 18.5 13.9
2019 480 25.0 19.1 12.7
2020 464 23.3 19.8 11.6
2021 453 24.5 18.4 13.5
2022 472 26.3 17.8 9.1
2023 484 26.8 17.9 11.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kyffin Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,058
2020 $11,611
2021 $11,826
2022 $12,791

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Kyffin Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 82nd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 21st of 933 Elementary schools
 6.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kyffin Elementary School)65.376
 10.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)46.348.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Kyffin Elementary School)65.375
 9.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)45.748.1
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Kyffin Elementary School)76.677.8
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)5653.5
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Kyffin Elementary School)68.877.8
 9%
   4th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.539.9
 1.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Kyffin Elementary School)57.566.2
 8.7%
   5th Grade Science (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)41.641.6
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Kyffin Elementary School)69.676.1
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)53.655.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Kyffin Elementary School)54.477.8
 23.4%
   5th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.441.7
 2.3%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Kyffin Elementary School)70.276.6
 6.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.8
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Kyffin Elementary School)62.376.8
 14.5%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.838.7
 1.1%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students480484
 0.8%
African American21
 50%
American Indian00
Asian2315
 34.8%
Hispanic5443
 20.4%
Pacific Islander00
White384399
 3.9%
Two or More Races1726
 52.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.7%11.2%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kyffin Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 484 students attended Kyffin Elementary School.

Yes! Kyffin Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 935 Colorado elementary schools.

Students at Kyffin Elementary School are 82% White, 9% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Kyffin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bell Middle School
High : Golden High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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